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State of Washington Classified Job Specification


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Class Code: 592Q
Category: Maintenance Trades & Labor


Under close technical supervision, performs work in construction and installation of radio communications, electronic and safety equipment used in Washington State Patrol vehicles and vehicles utilized by other state agencies including boats and aircraft.

Typical Work

Performs installation and removal of two‑way radio systems, sirens, citizen band and communications equipment used in Washington State Patrol vehicles and vehicles utilized by other State law enforcement agencies including boats and aircraft; 

Assists technicians in construction of electronic equipment and modification of communications equipment and devices; 

Operates various hand and power tools in construction of chassis, control panels, cabinets and mounting devices for radio and testing equipment; 

Keeps work records; prepares reports; 

Performs other work as required.

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of: installation and theory of operation of radio transmitting and receiving equipment including elementary principles and practices of electronics, electricity, electrical measurements and mathematics; safety precautions; record keeping. 

Ability to: read and understand electrical drawings, diagrams, plans and sketches using electrical and electronic symbols; operate various hand and power tools.

Legal Requirement(s)

A valid General Radiotelephone Operator license issued by the Federal Communications Commission may substitute for the experience.

Desirable Qualifications

Graduation from high school or GED equivalent and two years of experience in the installation and removal of any two of the following types of equipment: radio systems, sirens, citizen band, electronic or safety.

A valid driver’s license is required.

Class Specification History

New class adopted December 11, 1981.
Class revision; adopted April 9, 1982.
Revise class. Revises minimum qualification; adopted January 11, 1985.
Revise class. Revises class title (formerly Communications Equipment Installer), revises definition and changes minimum qualifications to desirable qualification; adopted January 14, 2000..
Revise class. Revises class code (formerly 72330), general revision; adopted May 10, 2007, effective July 1, 2007.